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Edging From Europe, Britain Adds to Continent’s Unease

Edging From Europe, Britain Adds to Continent’s Unease | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain has added to Europe’s malaise, vowing to reduce entanglement with the European Union or allow people to decide whether to leave the bloc.
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A wounded economy

A wounded economy | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
VLADIMIR PUTIN is not short of problems, many of his own creation. There is the carnage in eastern Ukraine, where he is continuing to stir things up. There are his...
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A QE proposal for Europe’s crisis - OpEd in The Economist

A QE proposal for Europe’s crisis - OpEd in The Economist | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The Economist kindly invited me to contribute an op-ed to a 'roundtable' on what form Quantitative Easing should take place in Europe.  For The Economist's site click here. Or read on... A QE propo...
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A trillion here, a trillion there...

A trillion here, a trillion there... | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
IF THE markets were suffering from withdrawal symptoms after the Fed's halting of QE on Wednesday, they did not have to wait long for their next hit. This morning,...
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Kobane: the struggle of Kurdish women against Islamic State

Kobane: the struggle of Kurdish women against Islamic State | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
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international community should support a secular,
multi-religious and multi-ethnic Rojava with democratic ambitions, that is a
threat for IS and equally for the conservative Islamic government in Turkey. This is democracy in action in the Middle East.
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The antiblackness of 'modern-day slavery' abolitionism

The antiblackness of 'modern-day slavery' abolitionism | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Antiblack racism underwrites the contemporary movement against
“modern-day slavery.”  The
anti-slavery movement is haunted by the specter of racial slavery even while it
feeds off it parasitically. 
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The toll of a tragedy

The toll of a tragedy | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
THE first reported case in the Ebola outbreak ravaging west Africa dates back to December 2013, in Guéckédou, a forested area of Guinea near the border with...
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The new trinity: Janet, Mario and Mark

The new trinity: Janet, Mario and Mark | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
EQUITY markets are showing initial disappointment at the latest announcement by the European Central Bank that purchases of covered bonds and asset-backed securities...
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I give you Narendra Modi

I give you Narendra Modi | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
“YEAH, go that way,” yells a frazzled cop guarding a security cordon outside Penn Station. Which pain-in-the-ass sports star or musician is snarling traffic...
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Russia and Ukraine ministers to meet in Berlin for ceasefire talks

Russia and Ukraine ministers to meet in Berlin for ceasefire talks | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Pavlo Klimkin and Sergei Lavrov will be joined by German counterparts in latest attempt to negotiate an end to fighting
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Privatisation of governance: a multi-stakeholder slippery slope | openDemocracy

Privatisation of governance: a multi-stakeholder slippery slope  | openDemocracy | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
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Ukraine rebel chief Igor Bezler threatens to execute interviewer

Ukraine rebel chief Igor Bezler threatens to execute interviewer | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Nicknamed the Demon, leader said to be behind downing of MH17 ends rare interview after exploding into a rage and shouting: ‘Don’t think I won’t shoot you’
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A third of U.S. low-wage workers are only earners in household

A third of U.S. low-wage workers are only earners in household | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Among all employees nationally, 56 percent are hourly workers, and 32 percent of these, or more than 21 million, earn less than $10.10 per hour, according to University of Virginia researchers in the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service's Demographics Research Group.
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Germany can deny benefits to jobless EU migrants, court rules

Germany can deny benefits to jobless EU migrants, court rules | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
David Cameron’s office says European court of justice ruling vindicates his moves to restrict benefits to EU migrants
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Eurozone inflation edges up – but not enough to ease concerns about deflation

Eurozone inflation edges up – but not enough to ease concerns about deflation | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
European Central Bank remains under pressure as economists expect renewed downward pressure on inflation
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Back to reality

Back to reality | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
EARLIER this year it all looked so rosy. In April, just two years after Greece imposed the biggest sovereign-debt restructuring in history on its private creditors,...
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Centralisation-Without-Representation: A reply to Frances Coppola, Simon Wren-Lewis and Niall Ferguson

Centralisation-Without-Representation: A reply to Frances Coppola, Simon Wren-Lewis and Niall Ferguson | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
[This post was later published by Open Democracy] Behind the European Union’s official ‘line’ that the worst of the Euro Crisis is behind us, a flurry of proposals for institutional changes reveal ...
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Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi win 2014 Nobel peace prize

Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi win 2014 Nobel peace prize | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Pakistani teenager and Indian children’s rights activist beat Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, the Pope and Vladimir Putin to the prestigious prize
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Breaking the camel’s back

Breaking the camel’s back | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
ANGUS MADDISON, who died in 2010, was among the most influential of economic historians; his book on the world economy over the past 2,000 years is a classic. Now,...
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Isis defies coalition air strikes in battle for town on Syria-Turkey border

Isis defies coalition air strikes in battle for town on Syria-Turkey border | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Pressure piles on Ankara as US-led onslaught drives extremists towards predominantly Kurdish town of Kobani
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A brief intermission

A brief intermission | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Time for a cigarette break, at least THE war in eastern Ukraine has quietened, for now. Its disparate factions have as much reason to keep fighting as to put away...
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In Iraq, captured Yazidi women fear the Islamic State will force them to wed

In Iraq, captured Yazidi women fear the Islamic State will force them to wed | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The choice: Convert and marry or be imprisoned, say witnesses, relatives and some of the women captured.
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip: Both sides prepare for new Gaza war crimes probe

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip: Both sides prepare for new Gaza war crimes probe | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
In a replay of the last major Gaza conflict, human rights defenders are again accusing Israel and Hamas of violating the rules of war, pointing to what they say appear to be indiscriminate or deliberate attacks on civilians.

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 It is time to bring justice for all who have died <3

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Argentina on brink of second debt default in 12 years

Argentina on brink of second debt default in 12 years | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Talks with vulture funds fail in case campaigners say could set precedent for investors to wreck other countries' debt deals
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Gaza: at least 19 killed and 90 injured as another UN school is hit

Gaza: at least 19 killed and 90 injured as another UN school is hit | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
UN official condemns ‘in the strongest possible terms this serious violation of international law by Israeli forces’
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